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Local Focus: Rob Tucker and the cream of NZ photojournalists to auction images for Taranaki Hospice

Photojournalist Rob Tucker once had a cleaner that asked to see some of his photos."On the top was this picture of this Māori gentleman. "Diane started wailing, crying and touching the photo, and I thought, 'Oh, what have...


Herald afternoon quiz: June 30

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.


Post-traumatic stress disorder rife among police, survey shows

Data shows the rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among New Zealand Police is sky-high, with a survey showing almost half of respondents had signs of the disorder.A study by Arizona State University focused on more than...


John MacDonald: Driver in fatal Timaru crash shouldn't be in prison

OPINION: Let me start with a disclaimer of sorts. I have never been through what six Timaru families have been through since August 6 last year.In five of those families, each parent lost a son and siblings lost brothers when...


'We are both gone': Early-morning text alerts daughter-in-law to deaths of couple

Warning: This article references mental health issues and suicide and may be distressing A coroner who investigated the deaths of a loving married couple wants more work done to remove the "stigma" surrounding mental health and...


Kiwi laundry company Re.Stor fights back after Consumer NZ labels them dud suds

The Kiwi owners of a laundry detergent brand labelled "worse than water" in recent Consumer NZ tests are disputing the results and could take legal action. Grant Taylor and Renee Lee's Re.Stor laundry sheets performed "terribly"...


Rescue under way after safety locator beacon activated off Banks Peninsula

A rescue is under way off the coast of Banks Peninsula.A safety locator beacon was activated off Lyttelton Harbour, about 22 to 24 nautical miles straight out. Helicopters have commenced a Search and Rescue operation pattern...


Krishan Ranui Dick-Karetai jailed for shooting ex-girlfriend's partner between the eyes

The Seacliff man who shot his ex-partner's new boyfriend in the head has been sent to prison for six years and 11 months for attempted murder.Krishan Ranui Dick-Karetai, 24, was sentenced today for shooting the partner of his ex-girlfriend...


New Zealand designates American Proud Boys and The Base as terrorist organisations

By RNZ New Zealand has designated US groups the Proud Boys and The Base as terrorist entities.Set down in the Government's official journal of record - the gazette - last Monday, June 20, it was published publicly a week later...


Country Calendar uproar: Lake Hawea Station farmer, entrepreneur Geoff Ross hits back at critics

A South Island farmer has hit back at critics accusing his practices of being woke nonsense at Australasia's first certified carbon zero farm, saying no sector advances "without the trial of new and ideally better ways".Last Sunday's...


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Filipino election: Drug killings a bloody legacy as Rodrigo Duterte's presidency ends

When Emily Soriano recounts how her 15-year-old son was gunned down with four friends and two other residents while partying in a Philippine slum six years ago, she weeps in grief and anger like the massacre happened yesterday.Police...


Melania Trump's 'sickening' one-word text during January 6 Capitol riots

Melania Trump rejected her then chief of staff's suggestion that she send a tweet condemning the January 6 Capitol riot, according to a screenshot of the exchange shared online.Stephanie Grisham posted the alleged text exchange...


Portrait fills last vacancy on September 11 memorial photo wall

A portrait filled the last vacancy on the photo wall at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Wednesday, concluding the almost 16-year-long project to memorialise the hundreds killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of...


Russian-Ukraine war: Fight to encircle Ukraine's last eastern stronghold

Russian forces have battled to surround the Ukrainian military's last stronghold in a long-contested eastern province, as shock reverberated from a Russian airstrike on a shopping mall that killed at least 18 in the centre of the...


US Capitol riot hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

The House January 6 committee has heard dramatic testimony from former White House aides and others about Donald Trump's relentless efforts to overturn the 2020 election - and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the US Capitol...


US People smuggling tragedy: Toll now at 53 in San Antonio as families wait for answers

In the chaotic minutes after dozens of migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer sweltering under the Texas sun, the driver tried to slip away by pretending to be one of the survivors, a Mexican immigration official said.The...


Indian city seeks to calm tensions after Hindu tailor's beheading

The western Indian city of Udaipur has been placed under a partial curfew and internet access blocked across the entire state of Rajasthan over fears of retributory sectarian violence, following the alleged murder of a Hindu tailor...


China thinks wind from North Korea is blowing Covid-19 over the border

China is testing the air from North Korea for traces of Covid-19 and encouraging people living along the border to shut their windows on days with a southerly wind.A video obtained by CNN showed Chinese Centre for Disease Control...


Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists has been convicted of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2015 bombings and shootings across Paris that killed 130 people in the deadliest...


Police: US toddler left in car dies, father kills self

A US toddler accidentally left in a vehicle for hours died on Tuesday and police said his father was found dead in an apparent suicide at their Virginia home, police said.Chesterfield County Police received a call around 11.45am...


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All Blacks v Ireland: Two new All Blacks in squad to face Ireland in first rugby test of the year at Eden Park

The All Blacks selectors have picked two new caps for the first test against Ireland on Saturday, while going back to Scott Barrett in the six jersey for the first time since the 2019 Rugby World Cup semifinal defeat.Crusaders standout...


All Blacks v Ireland: Scrum coach Greg Feek latest to test positive for Covid-19; Blues winger Mark Telea joins squad as cover for Will Jordan

Scrum coach Greg Feek is the latest to test positive for Covid-19 in All Blacks camp, while Blues winger Mark Telea has joined the squad as cover. Feek's absense increases the All Blacks Covid cases to seven after head coach Ian...


UFC 276: UFC boss Dana White provides time frame for return Down Under

UFC president Dana White is hoping to capitalise on the rise of talent from Down Under with a return to Oceania. The UFC hasn't been to Australia or New Zealand since they hosted an event at Auckland's Spark Arena in early 2020,...


Rugby: Warren Gatland eyes another coaching role overseas

Warren Gatland is looking to head overseas when his current contract with the Chiefs ends next year.The Chiefs director of rugby and Lions head coach has told the Telegraph that he is possibly keen on a new challenge.Gatland returned...


Tennis: Emma Raducanu out as more grand slam winners exit Wimbledon

Emma Raducanu is out of Wimbledon in the second round after losing to Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court.The 19-year-old Raducanu is the reigning U.S. Open champion but she ran into a player on a roll. The 28-year-old Frenchwoman...


BYC Podcast: How long can 'Baz-ball' work?

Dylan Cleaver joins Jason Hoyte for another episode of the BYC Podcast.In this episode, the guys digest the third test against England, rate the team's performance, and question if "Baz-Ball" is sustainable.Plus, a bonus interview...


Rugby: Māori All Blacks stun sloppy Ireland in their tour opener

Māori All Blacks 32Ireland 17 If Ireland had been hoping to send a message ahead of Saturday's first test, only one side would have been smiling about the content conveyed.The Māori All Blacks tonight seized their biggest...


Formula One: Nelson Piquet apologises to Lewis Hamilton over 'ill thought out' comment

Former Formula One champion Nelson Piquet apologised to Lewis Hamilton today, saying the racial term he used about the Mercedes driver was "ill thought out" but was not meant to be offensive.The 69-year-old Brazilian has faced heavy...


Formula One: It could get awkward between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in wake of racism saga

Things could be about to get awkward for Formula One rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen following the latest racism saga to hit the sport.Former Formula One champion Nelson Piquet apologised to Hamilton today, saying the racial...


NRL: Ex-Warriors prop Matt Lodge signs with the Roosters - report

Former Warriors prop Matt Lodge has reportedly signed with the Roosters following his messy exit with the New Zealand club. According to the Daily Telegraph, the 27-year-old will join the Roosters and receive around $110,000 in...


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Digger moves into Māhanga Bay occupation site after occupiers evicted

The police presence at the site had been scaled down after the morning’s operation that saw six people arrested as protesters were evicted.


House prices won't return to being 'affordable', Tony Alexander says

First-home buyers should “throw in a low offer” if they find a house they want to buy, and line up two or three to compete against each other, one economist says.


Woman claiming to be from SPCA tries to steal dog from owner

A woman armed with a dog pole and pretending to be from SPCA tried to seize a dog from its owner in Hokitika.


Widowed at 37, mum of three chases dream of becoming a doctor

After her soulmate drowned when she was 37, Leigh Albert used her sorrow to change the trajectory of her life and pursue a lifelong dream.


Loud bang and screams heard on morning of fatal Auckland fire

Neighbours have described seeing billowing smoke and a charred body following a fire that killed a Mt Roskill man.


Covid-19: Official reinfection advice changes, 90-day window narrows to 29 days

Anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms 29 days or more after an initial infection should now test, in updated advice from Government.


Man to be detained in a hospital after involvement in West Auckland mum's death

Ricky Rafferty will be detained as a special patient for up to 10 years after he was found to be involved in Angela Smith's death.


New Zealand to join Ukraine's International Court of Justice case against Russia

New Zealand will join the war-torn country in its attempt to legally prove Russia’s invasion was falsely justified.


'Minutes literally mattered': Man rescued from Dunedin blaze

Firefighters rescued the man after he collapsed in front of them as they made their way into the burning house.


Strong winds and snow: Weather warnings and watches in place for parts of the South Island

Much of the central and lower South Island should expect snow and strong winds as a cold front moves up the country.


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New Zealand to join Ukraine's International Court of Justice case against Russia

New Zealand will join the war-torn country in its attempt to legally prove Russia’s invasion was falsely justified.


Zelenskyy asks Nato for weapons and invites leaders - including Ardern - to Ukraine

The Ukrainian president joined the Nato summit virtually, and delivered a stark message: His country needs weapons or more Ukrainians will die.


Ukraine war pushes Finland and Sweden into Nato

Turkey has lifted its objections to Finland and Sweden joining Nato, granting the two countries the protection of the alliance's nuclear umbrella.


PM prepared to leave Brussels without an EU trade deal

“I am very willing to leave Europe without final conclusion of those talks if we don’t see commercially meaningful access for our exporters," Ardern said on the eve of her visit to Brussels, home of the European Commission.


Jacinda Ardern calls for nuclear disarmament, criticises China over human rights during Nato speech

The PM discussed human rights abuses and highlighted the country's "proudly nuclear-free" history during her speech at the Nato Leaders’ Summit overnight.


Jacinda Ardern expected to speak on climate change and the Pacific at Nato summit

Jacinda Ardern will speak at the Nato Leaders’ Summit, after spending the night with the West’s most powerful leaders at a dinner hosted by the King of Spain.


Misinformation is a threat and affecting NZ, Jacinda Ardern says ahead of Nato speech

As she meets global leaders in Spain, the PM says the war in Ukraine, the Parliamentary riot and the March 15 terror attack were all fuelled by misinformation.


The US Supreme Court won't stop there - fascism is getting a rerun

OPINION: Fascism preaches a bogus mythology about returning to a better past. It demonises outsiders and subordinates women.


Jacinda Ardern flies flag of internationalism in first Europe meeting with Spanish leader

PM Jacinda Ardern has kicked off her whistle-stop tour of Europe with a meeting with Spanish President Pedro Sánchez.


Kiwi 501 deportee wins gruelling battle to visit daughter in Australia

Since being booted out of the country, Gavin Doré has completely turned his life around.


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All Blacks: Scott Barrett surprise selection at blindside flanker for Ireland test

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has shifted Barrett from lock, and rewarded the uncapped Leicester Fainga'anuku with a start on the left wing.


Ireland name James Lowe, Jamison Gibson-Park and Bundee Aki in team to face All Blacks

The All Blacks will come up against a familiar-looking Ireland side as they try to exact revenge for last year's defeat in Dublin.


All Blacks' Covid-19 crisis: Scrum coach Greg Feek to miss Ireland test, Mike Cron called in

Scrum guru tested positive for the virus on Thursday and will miss Saturday's opening test of the year against Ireland.


Yeah, Nah: Is Scott Barrett the answer for the All Blacks at No 6?

POLL: The All Blacks team to play Ireland in the first of three tests has been named and the big talking point is the return of regular lock Scott Barrett to blindside flanker.


'Appalling': Outrage after stumbling Irish prop returns to play against Māori All Blacks

World Rugby told that "players' lives are at risk" following the incident involving Jeremy Loughman in the tour-opening loss to the Māori All Blacks.


Wellington Phoenix sign left back Lucas Mauragis on loan for coming A-League Men season

Newcastle Jets defender expected to push Sam Sutton for the starting role on the left edge of Wellington's defence.


Recap: All Blacks team announcement to face Ireland in first test

Foster names two test debutants and springs a surprise, with Crusaders lock Scott Barrett shifted to blindside flanker.


'My biggest fear was we'd get stage fright': Māori All Blacks ease coach's nerves

After waiting a dozen years to face a tier one nation, Clayton McMillan was just hoping his players could front when the chance presented against Ireland. He needn't have worried.


Paul Cully: The key All Blacks selection issues for first Ireland test

Coach Ian Foster has some big calls to make when he names his side on Thursday for the first test of the series in Auckland.


Michael Venus defends Wimbledon as Nick Kyrgios blasts doubles tradition

The Australian says no one wants to watch five sets of doubles at Wimbledon, but Michael Venus, who plays Venus Williams in mixed doubles, disagrees.




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